Originally Posted by Determinism
Well, you shouldn't live in a deficit for a long time. Maximum recommendation you'll find is about 8 weeks, followed by a 2 week break.
Is it possible that you feel you're in a deficit when you're at a caloric maintenance? And is that feeling causing you to believe that you live in a long term deficit?
Not really. Mainteance: excellent energy levels, strength through the roof jn the gym, libido high, general well being very high. Mentally a struggle somewhat to realize that 10 lbs on the scale is not 10 lb gained fat, but that is part of the former fatty syndrome I guess. Also, morning body temperature normal.
Deficit: the opposite of the above.